When encouraging owners to spay or neuter their pets,
spay/neuter campaigns often focus on educating owners about overpopulation,
unwanted litters, and health and behavior benefits. Despite this, many owners
are still uncomfortable with or blatantly against having this surgical procedure
performed on their pet. This innovative seminar addresses an often-overlooked
influence on spay/neuter decisions: masculinity and gender identity.
the seminar, we will host a Q&A session and group discussion. Shelter/rescue
staff, volunteers, and animal professionals won't want to miss this cutting-edge
look at this important topic.
We will discuss:
anthropomorphism influences spay/neuter decisions,
- the myth of gender in
- how dogs are used to construct masculine identity,
implants for dogs, a.k.a."Neuticles",
- how to use this information in spay/neuter
campaigns, and much more!